International Policy Transfer and Education: An Academic Biography in Comparative Education

Speaker: Michael Crossley

Chair: Mark Bray

The presentation examines how research on international policy transfer and education has characterised personal work in the field of comparative education during a period of over 30 years. It draws on theoretical and methodological influences and contributions, combined with personal reflections on experience in Papua New Guinea, Commonwealth small states, East Africa, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and elsewhere. Attention is drawn to the importance of con-text sensitivity in comparative research and educational development, and to the benefits of more effective bridging of theory, policy and practice in education. Conclusions point to new research and publication initiatives that continue to focus upon the processes and dilemmas of international policy transfer.

Michael Crossley is Professor of Comparative and International Education and Director of the Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education at the University of Bristol, UK. He is a former editor of the journal Comparative Education, and former Chair of the British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE). He co-authored with Keith Watson the book Comparative and International Research in Education: Globalisation, Context and Difference.

  • Time: 12:45-14:00
  • Date: Wednesday 13 May 2015
  • Venue: Runme Shaw 202

Please also be informed that CERC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held before the seminar from 12.15-12:45 to report on the activities of the Centre, and solicit ideas for its future development.

All are welcome!

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